A Local Budget Correction
I’ve referred, on Anchor Rising, to an erroneous conclusion of mine related to state aid and Tiverton’s school budget, so I should point to my correction, here, as well. In essence, when I stated that Tiverton was receiving more than predicted in state and federal aid, I didn’t realize that the state’s methods include “restricted” funds in the total on which it votes within its budget. Assuming the same allocation for those funds, this year as last, the state is actually providing $55,514 less.
The error, I’d note, suggests that the school department should stop teasing “restricted” aid out of the numbers that it presents to the public.